To calculate utilities, you need to multiply the consumption of metres by the corresponding tariffs, add fuel surcharge, and then add VAT.
Let's say you live in a one-bedroom apartment with an area of 807 sq. ft in one of the Dubai Marina complexes. In the hotter months, you use 5 m³ of water and 1,300 kWh of electricity for two people. At the same time, 50% of electricity goes to the operation of the air conditioner, which works on average 12 hours a day, and the remaining 50% to the operation of the washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator, gadgets, etc.
In this case, there are no payments that depend on the area of housing. The average bill, excluding the cost of maintaining the property, will be as follows:
- water — AED 47 (USD 13)
- electricity — AED 396 (USD 108)
- garbage collection — AED 200 (USD 54)
- gas cylinder, if necessary, AED 70 (USD 19)
from AED 643 (USD 175) to AED 713 (USD 194).